November 17, 2019

Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe can give the Paris Agreement a major boost

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By Guy Edwards From Global Americans With one degree of global warming we are already sailing perilously close to the wind. A survivor from Paradise, the Californian town decimated by forest fire, or a Caribbean Islander following the catastrophic 2017 hurricane season would say we are already in very dangerous waters. If only one degree […]

IDB commends Jamaica on climate change activities

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BY: ALECIA SMITH From JIS Story Highlights The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has commended Jamaica on its work to advance activities relating to its climate change agenda. “Jamaica is in a position of leadership. You are way ahead of a lot of countries in this realm,” said Chief of Operations, IDB Jamaica, Adriana La Valley, who […]

‘A huge mess’: Failure at COP24 climate talks would be ‘suicidal’

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By John D. Sutter From CNN Katowice, Poland (CNN)The heads of state for some of the main countries causing climate change — the United States, the UK, Germany, China, Canada and India among them — are not present here in Poland to try to keep the wheels from falling off an agreement meant to save […]

Panos Caribbean launches new climate justice campaign

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Joint Media Release by CDB and CCCCC, in collaboration with CARICOM, OECS and other regional entities. Tuesday, November 27, 2018 — On the eve of the next global climate change conference to be held in Poland in December, and following the release of a special report by the International Panel on Climate Change that highlights […]

Capitalism’s greed fomenting terrorism, hurting sustainable development, asserts Cuban president

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — The consequences of capitalism, imperialism and neo-liberalism are not only manifesting in fascism and conflicts around the globe, they are also diverting much needed resources which could have helped implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or address climate change impacts, the Cuban president told world leaders […]

Joint declaration by the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states and the EU on climate change

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We, the ACP-EU Council of Ministers, Representing 107 countries from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the European Union, committed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Guided by the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement; In pursuit of the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris […]

Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan launched

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Monday, May 14, 2018 — Tuesday 8th May saw the launch of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan. The Plan is the final output of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Project which was funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and executed by Carbon Trust Advisory Ltd. and Climate Analytics […]

Opinion: Polluters on the high seas

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By Hilda Heine and Christiana Figueres From New York Times Hilda Heine is the president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Christiana Figueres is the former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. International shipping is the backbone of our global trading system. But it can no longer be given […]

We could cross a global warming red line by 2022

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BY ANDREW FREEDMAN From Mashable Within the next five years, global average surface temperatures may temporarily breach a key guardrail set out by the Paris Climate Agreement, according to a new report from the U.K. Met Office.The report warns that global average temperatures are “likely” to exceed 1 degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, above […]

Hurricane-hit Caribbean states target future safe from climate harm

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By Sophie Hares Thomson Reuters Foundation TEPIC, Mexico, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A group of Caribbean nations, many devastated by recent hurricanes, will work with companies, development banks and other organisations to curb damage from climate change and grow cleanly, under an action plan launched this week. The countries aim to restructure up […]